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Old 07-05-2006, 12:56 PM   #1
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Well, I finally signed up and can now start posting a few pics. The 84 stepside is no more. I bought a 99 sonoma this weekend, and am transfering the body onto my old chassis. I'm tired of the big body so I'm going a little smaller, plus it has A/C and a stereo! I'll start with a few pics of the old rig, and keep ya'll posted on the new rig. I already pulled the old body off, and while we were all standing talking, I decided to get rid of the small block and am replacing it with a big block. I'm also getting rid of the automatic and going to a granny 4 speed...we'll see what happens!
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Can't wait to see it Jonas. BTW, I found a set of Rockwells, only one steer though. Like you said, we'll see what happens. Good luck and take alot of pics.
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OMG! It's going to be sweet!
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Thanks for the comments guys. I hope this thing turns out the way I want it. Here is the donor truck, and yes, it will do a burnout...hehehe...I'll post those pics later.
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You did a burnout on you trailer?lol
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No..she's on the pavement now. I went out in front of the house and played a bit, and yes, it will do a burnout in reverse too...lol. I love having stuff that you know you are about to chop up!
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You can post up big pics too.

RIP step side!
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Not a whole lot of progress this weekend. Had to work on another customers truck. It's a pretty cool truck. It has a small block, burning alcohol, making 650 h.p. Hopefully I'll be done with it soon, and I can get back to project sonoma.
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Looks like a clean truck -- what kind of wheeling is it used for?



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It's just a mud pit runner. No flex there...lol
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That's what I kinda figured with the flashy paint job. That 650 HP sure would help shoot over some hills/rocks.



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Made a little more progress last night. Got the rear steer, batteries, and fuel tank out of the bed, and got the bed pulled off. Now to get the motor, tranny, and transfer cases out and give this thing a bath!...More pics in my gallery.
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Dang man! You must work into the weee hours of the morning!



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Not too bad last night. I finished up about 10:30. I need to be working on my customers trucks, but I'm waiting on parts so I'll keep wrenching on mine for while!...hehehe
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My 4-seater looks just like yours!
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Mine will be changing shortly. Wash it, get the motor and tranny swap done, and a little more frame bracing, then it's sonoma time!
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That is cool man!!! Wish I had your energy youngster.
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Not energy, just wanting to go play again!
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Sitting around the office a little bored, and figured I'd take a shot of my paperweight, which used to be one of my rockwell axle shafts!
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Check this thread out on pirate Donuts.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ighlight=s-ton

There are a few S-10/Sonoma truggies in that thread.



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Thaks for the pics. I like the one on page one the best. That thing is pretty cool!
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Well, got a little more work done last night. I pulled the motor, tranny, and one of the transfer cases out. Then I separated the 203 range box from the tranny so I could change the input shaft fo the granny stick. Here are a couple of pics.
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